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  • The Need for Accredited Air Emissions Testing Bodies

    Effective January 2012, all source testing at sources regulated under 40CFR Part 75 must be performed by organizations complying with the ASTM D7036 standard, 'Standard Practice for Competence of Air Emission Testing Bodies' (AETBs). Owners and operators of many regulated facilities are already requiring compliance (and accreditation) with the standard, in anticipation of the expansion of this ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Air Pollution Damages from Plant’s Emissions Prompt Lawsuit

    Residents of Muscatine, Iowa have filed a lawsuit against Grain Processing Corp., which they allege emits so much pollution that homes, cars, and buildings across the city have been damaged. According to the Huffington Post, residents say that the plant, which makes corn-based products, spews toxic chemicals and particulate matter into the air that then travels for miles with the wind.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Trinity receives accreditation to perform AB 32 GHG verification

    Trinity Consultants announces that it has been approved as an accredited verification body by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to perform verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Under the regulation, affected organizations must measure, calculate, report, and verify their GHG emissions if they are in affected ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • UL Acquires Germany-Based eco-INSTITUT, Deepening Indoor Air Quality Expertise and Expanding Global Testing Services

    UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the acquisition of eco-INSTITUT, a leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider based in Cologne, Germany. The combined expertise of eco-INSTITUT and UL uniquely positions UL as a full-service provider for clients looking to test and certify to any major North American and European product emissions standard. "UL is ...


    By UL LLC

  • California Plans to Cut VOC Emissions from Consumer Products

    LA Testing provides volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services to protect the environment, people and to help manufacturers reduce emissions. Recently the Air Resources Board (ARB) of the California Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to adopt regulations that will reduce air pollution from 11 categories of consumer products.  According to a news release from the ARB, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • SCS Global Services Earns Accreditation to Verify Carbon Offset Projects under California´s New Cap and Trade Program

     SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that is has officially earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the new Cap-and-Trade Program. SCS ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • EPA Finalizes Standards to Cut Emissions for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production Facilities

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final standards for facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride and copolymers (PVC) with the aim of reducing harmful air emissions. According to the agency, facilities will be required to monitor emissions at certain points in the PVC production process to ensure that the standards are met.    One compound released during the manufacture ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • What will changes in emission legislation mean for the pollution monitoring industry?

    The current calm in the pollution monitoring industry belies the challenges ahead. Requirements for reducing the emissions of air pollution have been evolving since middle of the 20th century and are currently a complex medley of limits, targets and caps. Sources must not only comply with rigid emission limits but must also provide emissions data to a number of different agencies and bodies to ...

  • UL ECO-INSTITUT Approved as Testing Lab for Carpet Label GUT

     Leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider UL ECO-INSTITUT, part of UL Environment, announced today that it is approved as a pollutant and emission testing laboratory by the Association of Environmentally Friendly Carpets e. V. (GUT). For ...


    By UL LLC

  • Additional Vapor Intrusion Tests Conducted Near BNSF Rail Yard

    Last month, KAJ18 in Kalispell, Montana reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was again testing buildings near a rail yard in Whitefish. The buildings are located near the rail yard that was used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) to fuel their trains.   Included in the testing were the Whitefish Library and the O’Shaughnessy Center. The DEQ hired ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Odors from New Carpeting can Create Indoor Air Quality Problems for Some Building Occupants

    New carpeting offers an affordable and attractive flooring solution for many residential and commercial properties. In fact, billions of square feet of carpeting are installed in the United States each year. Like many other household materials and furnishings, new carpeting can be a source of chemical emissions. Carpets can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Due Diligence for Documentation Provided by Stack Testers Relative to 40 CFR, Part 75-Affected Sources

    Most large fossil fuel-fired boilers and combustion turbines used to generate electricity in the United States are required to monitor stack emissions in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 75 (Part 75).1 Stack emissions are commonly monitored directly by continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS), although certain units qualify for indirect emission monitoring, which employs empirically derived ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Are VOC Limits for Paints in Southern California on the Way Down?

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban regions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  The AQMD’s Rule 1113 covers architectural coatings that include paints and varnishes.   Rule 1113 was amended last month with some of the strictest VOC regulations in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Los Angeles Area Residents Concerned Over Lead & Arsenic Hazards from Recycling Plant

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about area residents’ concerns over exposure to lead and arsenic from a Vernon battery recycling plant.  The plant is one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast.  It has been around for decades and is located in an area with a dense population. The Los Angeles County Department of Health has announced ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Formaldehyde Regulations Impact Wood Products

    LA Testing provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 7th, 2010 This summer President Barack Obama signed into law a bill limiting the amount of formaldehyde emissions from some composite wood products.  The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act amends ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde, consistent with a Federal law unanimously passed by Congress in 2010. These rules ensure that composite wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States meet the formaldehyde emission standards established by Congress. ...

  • Government Health Agency Warns of Benzene Hazards Posed by Attached Garages

    Millions of homes across Canada and the United States have attached garages and last month, reports began to surface that Health Canada has proposed a new guidance document that warns people about benzene hazards due to vehicle emissions in attached garages. The agency has expressed concerns over benzene from vehicle exhaust infiltrating into people’s homes and increasing the risk of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California’s Prop 65 and Chrysene Public Health Concerns

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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